Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy audiobook

Master and Man

By Leo Tolstoy
Read by Michael Beck

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Master and Man, one of Tolstoy’s greatest short stories, explores the topics of sacrifice, selfish ambition, and human mortality.  This novella follows the journey of a merchant named Brekhunov who sets out to purchase a new piece of property, spurred on by a fear that someone else will buy the land before he arrives.  Ignoring the freezing temperatures and steadily worsening conditions, Brekhunov presses on, consumed by a desire to make every hour of his life as profitable as possible.  When his servant and travelling companion begins suffering from severe hypothermia, the merchant finds that his desperate ambition begins to hold less value in the face of approaching death and newfound moral convictions.  Brekhunov begins to rethink his life and the choices he has made so far, as he comes to a decision to put himself at serious risk in order to save his servant’s life.  Tolstoy masterfully calls attention to the importance of putting others first and focusing on eternity, rather than pursuing temporary and selfish objectives. This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well known and loved audiobook narrators.  ONE takes great care to cast these titles with readers who will provide an unmatched listening experience for these important works. Michael Beck brings his passion to every performance and is considered to be one of the top audiobook narrators in the industry.

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Master and Man, one of Tolstoy’s greatest short stories, explores the topics of sacrifice, selfish ambition, and human mortality.  This novella follows the journey of a merchant named Brekhunov who sets out to purchase a new piece of property, spurred on by a fear that someone else will buy the land before he arrives.  Ignoring the freezing temperatures and steadily worsening conditions, Brekhunov presses on, consumed by a desire to make every hour of his life as profitable as possible.  When his servant and travelling companion begins suffering from severe hypothermia, the merchant finds that his desperate ambition begins to hold less value in the face of approaching death and newfound moral convictions.  Brekhunov begins to rethink his life and the choices he has made so far, as he comes to a decision to put himself at serious risk in order to save his servant’s life.  Tolstoy masterfully calls attention to the importance of putting others first and focusing on eternity, rather than pursuing temporary and selfish objectives.


This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well known and loved audiobook narrators.  ONE takes great care to cast these titles with readers who will provide an unmatched listening experience for these important works.

Michael Beck brings his passion to every performance and is considered to be one of the top audiobook narrators in the industry.

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Author Bio: Leo Tolstoy

Author Bio: Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born about two hundred miles from Moscow. His mother died when he was two, his father when he was nine. His parents were of noble birth, and Tolstoy remained acutely aware of his aristocratic roots, even when he later embraced doctrines of equality and the brotherhood of man. After serving in the army in the Caucasus and Crimea, where he wrote his first stories, he traveled and studied educational theories. In 1862 he married Sophia Behrs and for the next fifteen years lived a tranquil, productive life, finishing War and Peace in 1869 and Anna Karenina in 1877. In 1879 he underwent a spiritual crisis; he sought to propagate his beliefs on faith, morality, and nonviolence, writing mostly parables, tracts, and morality plays. Tolstoy died of pneumonia in 1910 at the age of eighty-two.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 2.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English